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  • Start date details

    Easter term

  • Closing date

    25 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR £5500

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Hold a recognised degree (or equivalent) with a good classification in a relevant subject teaching qualification (QTS)
  • Ability to teach your subject area up to Key Stage 4 and Music and Drama at Key Stage 3
  • Recent experience of leading and developing within a team
  • Desire to further raise overall achievement in your subject area through promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning
  • A flexible approach to the teaching of your subject that seeks to promote the learning opportunities of all students and to secure the highest possible levels of achievement
  • Excellent subject knowledge and a genuine passion for teaching your subject
  • Understanding of Exam Board specifications

What the school offers its staff

  • Professional development and career progression
  • Generous pension scheme
  • An Employee Assistance Programme
  • Gym Discounts
  • Free eye tests
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Green car scheme
  • Being part of a great team and expanding organisation

Further details about the role

The Head of expressive arts role is an exciting addition to the Gloucester Academy team.

The successful candidate will lead the Music and Drama team to ensure exceptional results at Key Stage 4. The Head of Expressive arts will also coordinate the offer of a suite of enrichment activities which will include the school production and school choir. The school is investing heavily into the arts and this is a chance for an ambitious person to build the profile of the arts within the Academy and local area.

We have two dedicated drama spaces in the school, a music room and several practice rooms. We currently have one drama and one music teacher and are looking to expand. We have a suite of apple macs, and have invested over £30,000 into the music provision. We are truly excited to ensure our students have access to the very best. We have a shared curriculum and shared planning in dedicated PD time which is protected in the timetable. Please book a tour and come and see for yourself.

The duties and responsibilities in this job description are not restrictive and the post holder may be required to undertake any other duties that may be required from time to time. Any such duties should not however substantially change the general character of the post.

Job Purpose

To create an appropriate working environment which promotes students’: Health; Safety; Enjoyment and Achievement; Positive Contributions; Economic Well-being; International Perspective.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

  • To work with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team to promote inclusion, and equality of opportunity for both students and staff

  • To share in the corporate responsibility for, and commitment to the safeguarding and promotion of the well-being and discipline of all students

  • To progress the education and welfare of designated groups of students in accordance with the prevailing School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, having due regards to the requirements of the National Curriculum, the aims, objectives and schemes of work of the Academy/Learning Area, Year Cohort, and any policies of the Academy Trust

  • To impact on the educational progress beyond one’s own assigned students

  • To Lead, develop and enhance the teaching practice of others including participation in Performance Management/appraisal arrangements

  • To contribute to curriculum planning and delivery as applicable

  • To monitor teaching and learning as part of the Academy’s self-evaluation process (to include lesson observation)

  • Making available full, up-to-date schemes of work, for the subject within the Learning Area, for use internally and externally as required

  • Advising on appropriate classroom management

  • Advising regarding allocation of students to teaching groups within the Learning Area/Year following appropriate consultations

  • Advising regarding allocation of staffing for timetabling purposes

  • Controlling expenditure allowances and fulfilling the Academy’s budgeting expectations

  • The usage, storage and security of all facilities and resources

  • Ensuring the maintenance of relevant inventories according to Academy policies

Commitment to safeguarding

Greenshaw Learning Trust are committed to building an inclusive, diverse workplace where everyone can thrive. If you require any support or adjustments to interact with us, please let us know.

Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS and barred list check.

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About Gloucester Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
750 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01452 428800

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